English 102: First Year Composition

This ENG 102 iCourse helps students to gain a rhetorical understanding of media literacy. In the first project, they write a rhetorical analysis of a heavily biased news article. The second project asks them to research a social issue to gain a broad understanding of their chosen issue and to work on vetting each source. The third project then asks them to synthesize their research from the second project in order to create an well-informed, well-reasoned opinion editorial on the topic. The third writing project is a chance for them to show their media literacy and understanding of the genre of online writing by creating a fully digital piece of writing in their ASU Digication ePortfolios.